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Private Lesson at Habla Ya Spanish Schools

One to One Private Spanish Course

Private Spanish lessons for the most demanding needs...

Get 25% - 50% OFF Get 25% - 50% OFF when you book by AUGUST 1, Afrikan Emancipation Day.


It's your last chance to learn Spanish in Panama with us, because in 2022 we fully transition to 100% Online Spanish.

We need a Safe Landing, or even better, to Stay Grounded, because this is an Emergency!

  • Rates: prices go from $15 - $30 per hour. Depending on availability, you can start on any day of the week.
  • Student Profile for Private Spanish Lessons: is private tuition what you need? Learn who should consider having a One to One Private Spanish Course.
  • Advantages of a 1 to 1 Private Spanish Course: having a Spanish teacher entirely to yourself has significant benefits. Read more about how private Spanish lessons can accelerate your learning process.
  • Class Schedule: depending on which of our schools you go to (Bocas, Boquete or Panama City), your class could be in the morning or in the afternoon and you can sign up for 2 - 6 hours of 1 to 1 lessons per day.

🚨 In 2020 we declared a CLIMATE AND ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY because 🌎 🌍 🌏 It's CODE RED FOR HUMANITY!!! ❌ ❌ ❌

We need a Safe Landing, or even better: to Stay Grounded!

🌀 In 2022 Habla Ya transitions to 100% Online Spanish Lessons so it's your last chance to learn Spanish in Panama with us: get 25% - 50% OFF when you book by Monday August 1, Afrikan Emancipation Day:



🦠 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic we're currently only offering ✅ Online Spanish Lessons and ✅ Spanish classes in a TRAVELING CLASSROOM instead of at the school, delivering a teacher directly to you in a COVID safe way wherever you are, be it your hotel, home, park, on tour, at the beach or in any other place where social distancing is comfortably and safely possible. CONTACT US TODAY!



🚨 On October 7th 2020 we declared a CLIMATE AND ECOLOGICAL EMERGENCY because we're facing an 😱 existential threat as Planet Earth is on track for a 🌡4°C increase in average global temperatures by the end of this century, which means 💀 BILLIONS OF HUMANS DYING along the way if we don't CHANGE COURSE NOW!


🤔 So instead of 🛫 flying to learn Spanish 🛬 — it's not really essential travel, specially in the midst of the ongoing 😷 COVID-19 PANDEMIC — pumping even more C02 into the atmosphere that will end up crashing our common home, impacting countries in the tropics first, 🎧 LEARN SPANISH ONLINE 💻 from the comfort, convenience and safety of your office or home!

📍 If you do find yourself in the vicinity of any of our locations — 🌄 Boquete, ⛱ Bocas del Toro and 🌇 Panama City — we'd love to have your as our student. CONTACT US AND MAKE IT HAPPEN...
Travel to us in eco-friendly ways and get automatic access to a 👯 50% DISCOUNT!!!

🚦 Now... do you want to do something about the Climate and Ecological Crisis?

🙏 And finally one last plea to help us ensure a just transition for our staff and Spanish teachers: please don't fly to learn Spanish because you can do it online without destroying our future as there's no Planet B regardless of what Elon Musk wants you to believe; besides dreaming of Mars, he also wants you to buy electrical cars as if that's the solution to this Planetary Crisis... spoiler alert: it's not!


You can complete all six (6) levels by having Private Spanish Lessons in Panama City, Bocas del Toro or in Boquete (or you can also study at all of our Spanish schools). With private Spanish lessons you can obtain college credit for your Spanish studies. When considering for how many weeks to sign up for, take into account that each of our first three levels (A1, A2, B1) can be completed in an average of 60 hours of lessons each (3 weeks each when having 20 hours of lessons per week), our fourth and fifth levels (B2, C1) in 100 hours each (5 weeks), and our sixth level (C2) in an average of 400 hours more (to be just like a native). When you join our Spanish Immersion Program you usually complete each level 10 to 25% faster. We will always make a professional suggestion based on your Spanish level, on how far you want to advance and on how fast you want to get there. To see what you'll be able to do upon completing each level you can visit our level system section and if you know some Spanish, please remember to complete our Placement Test.


Amount of weeks more weeks means lower rate per/week...
  Number of Weeks  
Hours per Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Each Extra Week
25% OFF
$275 $495 $725 $950 $1155 $1375 $1555 $1695 $1855 $1995 $195
$206.25 $371.25 $543.75 $712.50 $866.25 $1031.25 $1166.25 $1271.25 $1391.25 $1506.25 $146.25
25% OFF
$395 $725 $1055 $1375 $1625 $1855 $2125 $2275 $2525 $2695 $265
$296.25 $543.75 $791.25 $1031.25 $1218.75 $1391.25 $1593.75 $1706.25 $1893.75 $2021.25 $198.75
25% OFF
$495 $950 $1375 $1695 $1995 $2275 $2595 $2795 $2975 $3195 $295
$371.25 $712.50 $1031.25 $1271.25 $1496.25 $1706.25 $1946.25 $1816.75 $2096.25 $2231.25 $221.25
25% OFF
$615 $1175 $1625 $1995 $2355 $2695 $2975 $3195 $3525 $3755 $365
$461.25 $881.25 $1218.75 $1496.25 $1766.25 $2021.25 $2231.25 $2396.25 $2643.75 $2816.25 $273.75
25% OFF
$725 $1375 $1855 $2275 $2695 $2975 $3325 $3725 $4155 $4475 $425
$543.75 $1031.25 $1391.25 $2021.25 $2231.25 $2493.75 $2793.75 $2793.75 $3116.25 $3356.25 $318.75

Prices are in US Dollars. Please add 7% Sales Tax.

Private lessons at Habla Ya Spanish School can start on any day and the cost per hour depends on amount of hours purchased

The rate per hour depends on the amount of hours you book. More hours = lower rate per hour.

Private Spanish lessons in Bocas del Toro, Panama City and Boquete, Panama can be arranged to start whenever you want to (as long as we have availability) and you can choose to have from 10 to 30 hours of private lessons per week (you can even sign up for less than a week).

At Habla Ya we know it's not easy to pay for something that you haven't seen, in a far distant country, miles and miles away, so you can save your spot with just a $99 deposit and PAY THE REST UPON ARRIVAL! After you Sign Up & Register!, we'll confirm your booking details via email and send you a secure link to reserve your spot. Your $99 deposit will count towards tuition - Spanish lessons, or in case of "no-show" or cancellation within 1 week of start date, will be considered a cancellation fee. Just as most small businesses, we're greatly impacted by last minute cancellations, as it's difficult to assign your spot to someone else, so please let us know asap if your plans change and we'll reimburse your $99 if you let us know with at least 7 days in advance of your start date. Emergency Cancellation Policy: due to COVID-19, our regular cancellation policy cannot apply and we have put in place an emergency cancellation policy. We are currently unable to grant any refunds but we can grant credits towards Online Spanish Lessons or postponing your start date for future dates without losing your deposit.

Amount of weeks more weeks means lower rate per/week...
  Number of Weeks  
Hours per Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Each Extra Week
10 $275 $495 $725 $950 $1155 $1375 $1555 $1695 $1855 $1995 $195
15 $395 $725 $1055 $1375 $1625 $1855 $2125 $2275 $2525 $2695 $265
20 $495 $950 $1375 $1695 $1995 $2275 $2595 $2795 $2975 $3195 $295
25 $615 $1175 $1625 $1995 $2355 $2695 $2975 $3195 $3525 $3755 $365
30 $725 $1375 $1855 $2275 $2695 $2975 $3325 $3725 $4155 $4475 $425

Prices are in US Dollars. Please add 7% Sales Tax.

Please note that there is no separate registration fee for our Spanish courses. A $99 deposit, which goes toward your tuition, is required to secure your spot after you Sign Up & Register. Rates include: registration, level test, class materials and handouts, wifi internet connection at the school, certain cultural & social activities and access to all of the school's facilities. A textbook for your level is included when you sign up for at least 20 hours of lessons, and a course certificate is included when you sign up and attend for at least 60 hours of lessons. Any of our six textbooks (for our six levels) can also be purchased for $25 USD.
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Student Profile for Private Spanish Lessons

One to One Spanish Lessons are for those who need to learn fast or have a very specific need
Who are Private Lessons for?

Different types of students can benefit from One to One Spanish lessons.

On one hand there are those who simply need a private Spanish teacher because of their personal circumstances. This might be the case of those who need to develop specific language skills (medical Spanish, Spanish for business, etc.) in the shortest timeframe possible or the case of those students who will only be in Boquete, Bocas del Toro or Panama City, Panama for a couple of days.

There may be other students who because of the way they learn, simply need to pay more attention to a particular area and require the guidance of a private Spanish tutor. Students who have a more difficult time with their conversational or listening skills could also highly benefit from having private Spanish lessons to effectively learn Spanish.

We devote plenty of time to take the One to One Spanish Class to the real world and we give our students the opportunity to practice their Spanish in Panama City, and in the towns of Bocas del Toro and Boquete, at local shops, markets, restaurants and many other places where students can interact with other Spanish speakers.

You can sign up for as little as a day of private classes and for up to 6 hours of private lessons per day. If you don't know any Spanish and you're only going to be in town for less than a week we can offer you a quick Basic Crash Course for Travelers. If you do know some Spanish and only have couple of days, tell us about your needs: we will tailor your course to meet your specific requirements. Please CONTACT US to reserve a teacher or enquire about availability.
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Advantages of a 1 to 1 Private Spanish Course

Your Very Own Spanish Teacher
Many Spanish students combine group lessons with private ones

The first advantage of having a Spanish teacher for yourself is obvious: you have the teacher just for you, no one else is in the class! This allows the Spanish class to be exactly what you want and what you need it to be. You can focus on your particular needs without worrying about the needs of other classmates.

The environment of a One to One Private Spanish Class in Panama can also help students feel more comfortable and more at ease. It may be the element required to boost their confidence and get the student speaking Spanish as fast as possible.

You can also Complement with Group Lessons

On the other hand 1 to 1 private Spanish lessons do not necessarily have to be taken on their own. They can be taken as a complement to group lessons. Many students decide to have 1 to 1 private Spanish lessons as an "add on" to our Group 4 Spanish Course. In this way they can receive the best from both worlds. This is what we call Group 4 PLUS.

When learning the Spanish language there are a whole set of general skills that need to be developed and being in a group can definitely make it easier for certain students. Group Spanish lessons tend to make it easier for students to practice their conversational skills because group classes are by nature more interactive then private Spanish lessons. Feel free to Contact Us if you don't know which is the best Spanish course for you.

In our experience many students benefit more from adding one or two extra hours of private lessons to our standard course of 4 hours of group lessons per day. In these additional private lessons students can work on those topics or skills that are more difficult for them or that because of their very specialized nature it wouldn't be appropriate to study them in a group simply because the rest of the classmates wouldn't benefit from studying those topics or gaining those skills (such as Medical Spanish Vocabulary, or preparing for the DELE Exam or any other specialized skill or topic that wouldn't be of common interest to the group). The time factor is usually also a very important factor: if you don't have that much time, then a One to One Spanish class will certainly be your best choice.
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Class Schedule

Morning or Afternoon Sessions
One on One Private lessons can be scheduled in the morning, afternoon or even during the evenings

Private Spanish lessons can take place in the morning or in the afternoons, from Monday to Friday. You can decide to have between 2 and 6 hours of One to One Spanish lessons each day (10 - 30 hours per week).

The time slots available are as follows: 8 a.m. to 9:50 a.m., 10:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. to 2:50 p.m., and 3:10 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. At Habla Ya in Panama City, as we open an hour later, classes start at 9 a.m. and end at 6 p.m.

Private lessons at Habla Ya Bocas del Toro mainly take place in the afternoons, and in both Habla Ya Boquete and Habla Ya Panama City, private lessons are usually scheduled in the mornings. During high season (January - March, June - August) this can change.

Students can voice their schedule preference but time slots will be assigned according to teacher availability.

If you're adding extra 1 to 1 Spanish lessons to group lessons, the schedule of your private lessons will depend on the schedule available for a group of your same level.

One to One evening Spanish classes are also available but special arrangements need to be made. Click here for more information.

The option to select your schedule for private lessons is subject to availability. Priority is given to students taking group lessons because in a group there is more people that can request a specific time and although we always try to please all of our customers, in a group there are simply more students who have the right to request a specific schedule =).

A note to all of those who decide to only have private Spanish lessons: avoid getting too comfortable with your particular Spanish teacher. Students taking private lessons might have it more difficult to practice their Spanish outside of the classroom because they feel shy when talking Spanish with anyone else besides their teacher. They could also get used to their teacher's tone of voice and particular accent or way of talking and become frustrated when they can't understand anyone else besides their own Spanish teacher. This is why we tend to change your teacher every time you complete a Spanish level. This is why it is so important to practice your Spanish outside of the classroom as well. This is why at Habla Ya Panama Spanish Schools we take the class out of the classroom and make sure that our students effectively practice their Spanish with other people. We cannot stress how important it is to practice your Spanish in the real world.
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